It is easy to make friends when you both go to the same place every day by attending the same school, going to the same college, or working in the same office. In fact, you make a lot of friends over the years from every place that you ever attend from the gym to the vacation trips to the Lamaze classes. Unless you are very anti-social, it is not that difficult to make friends in these environments, but the real skill would be being able to maintain these friendships, and turn them into lifelong relationships.
There are very few friends that you make in your early years that stick around till your retirement but even managing to maintain these few friendships is a great success for anyone. To maintain a friendship, you need to keep in touch. You don’t have to keep texting each other every day as no one has the time to put in that much effort once they begin pursuing their careers, but even sending an occasional meme or seasonal greeting is enough to let each other know that you still want to be a part of each other’s lives.
Another reason why friendships break is when people move abroad and lose touch with each other. Not having talked to each other for a long time makes you hesitate when you want to pick up the phone and ring them on their cell. That is the worst mistake you would ever make. No matter how long it has been since you last spoke to each other, you both understand that you had been living many miles apart and could not have stayed in touch as often as you would have liked. Still, there will be no hard feelings in meeting an old friend for either of you.